OT Kent Perkins picks up Texas offer

Richardson (Texas) Lake Highlands coach Scott Smith didn’t want to intervene too much into Kent Perkins’ time at Texas’ junior day on Saturday.

But he did speak with his talented offensive tackle to get a feel for how things went.

“I think right now he is just enjoying hanging out with his mom and grandmother,” Smith said. “He had a great time today. That was the big part of what he told me. He said, ‘Coach, it was a great time.’ He got to meet all of the guys, got to meet with Mack [Brown.] He got to see the campus in a different light today. It sounded like he had a great time, and those were the words he used, which makes it even better.”

Perkins, a right tackle, was the recipient of the only confirmed offer handed out by Brown today. The ESPNU Watch List member would have been offered during Texas’ first junior day on Feb. 12, but he was unable to attend due to a family emergency.

In addition to Texas, Perkins also had offers from LSU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas A&M. He attended junior days at Texas A&M (Jan. 28) and Oklahoma (Feb. 4) prior to this weekend. He is the second offensive linemen to be offered in this class, along with Darius James (Harker Heights, Texas/Harker Heights). James projects as a center or a guard.

Asked if Perkins wanted to get this decision out of the way, Smith said, “I think it’s a tough question.”

“Just in the last two or three weeks there have been times in our conversation where he’ll say, 'Coach, once we get past these things I want to sit down and come to a conclusion,’” Smith said. “But he’s also had the thought process of ‘If I’m not solidly sold on one place we might wait to take a few official visits and see what happens.’”

Smith said he would sit down with Perkins on Monday and discuss things in more detail. As for now, he’ll leave his right tackle alone to enjoy some family time.